The County APPG works to ensure that county authorities and their communities are given an influential voice, acting as a forum to raise county issues – and opportunities – in Parliament and around Westminster. It promotes and illustrates the importance of county councils and county unitary authorities to MPs, peers, ministers and policymakers, proactively engaging with government legislation and policy that affects local government and the public services that matter to residents in county areas.
Its current Chair is Ben Bradley, MP for Mansfield.
The other current members of the County APPG are:
Active since 2013, the County APPG has produced influential reports on social mobility, economic growth deals in county areas, and health and social care integration. The APPG hosts regular briefings and informal receptions for networking within Parliament.
You can download the APPG’s latest report, Levelling-Up Digital Connectivity in Counties here.
Download the APPG’s 2020 report Reversing The Decline of County Buses here.
The APPG’s 2018 report Social Mobility in Counties can be downloaded here.
As a key policies, Bills and legislation are set out, the County Councils Network (The County APPG’s secretariat) will provide insight and analysis on the key issues facing county councils and county unitary authorities.
If you are a Parliamentarian who is interested in joining the County APPG, please email firstname.lastname@example.org